Archive for September, 2015

That’s the way I see it: Who pulled the fire alarm?

That’s the way I see it: Who pulled the fire alarm?

That's the way I see it September 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Jim Callicott George and I were friends since the first grade. I say “were” because George passed away a couple of years ago. He had received a heart transplant which kept him alive a while longer. But I felt it was also was a shame because his original heartRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley September 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Small town news is a bit different from what you might find in big city papers. Murders, bank robberies and other violent crimes weren’t to be found in The Valley, but that didn’t mean the local newspaper, The Lennox Valley Hometown News, was short on breaking stories.Read More

Capitals and churches: A mile-high magic trick

Capitals and churches: A mile-high magic trick

Capitols & Churches September 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan How many Denvers do you know? Here are the popular choices: John Denver, whose original name is Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. Bob Denver, who is most famously known as Gilligan of “Gilligan’s Island.” Denver, Colorado, which is named not for location, but with hopes to curry aRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: letting go

UT-VMC emergency room tails: letting go

Tails from the ER September 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey Clients often comment on how hard it must be to put animals to sleep; they don’t know how we handle this part of our job. I admit that it is heartbreaking. In the same breath, it is a fulfillment of our oath to relieve animals ofRead More

Southern style: a fiddler, singer and banjo stylist

Southern style: a fiddler, singer and banjo stylist

Entertainment, Southern Style September 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks As part of the country music family, I have been blessed to do shows with these country friends. They are all adding to the fall colors with their latest musical sounds and shows. Fiddle legend Charlie Daniels brings his career—spanning over 50 years—full circle with Live AtRead More

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Politics, Power & Politics September 29, 2015 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In recent years, socialism has gained significant support as a political and economic ideology in the Western world. After decades of negativity associated with the concept, there are new signs that it is becoming more mainstream, as faith in capitalism continues to plummet. Perhaps the most vocalRead More

From the Hart: The left finally found their Pope

From the Hart: The left finally found their Pope

From the Hart, Humor, Politics September 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart The Pope made his first U.S. He chatted with President Obama and addressed the Senate and House. It was a good crowd for the Pope; he loves audiences who have never really heard his material. In the Pope’s orthodoxy, sloth, anger, gluttony, greed, envy, pride and lustRead More

Sevierville certified as Tennessee Main Street Community

Sevierville certified as Tennessee Main Street Community

Local News September 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Marr The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development announced today that Sevierville has achieved Tennessee Main Street Certification. Sevierville joins the ranks of twenty-eight Tennessee Main Street communities that are certified through the state’s downtown revitalization program and accredited by the National Main Street Center. The SeviervilleRead More

National Quartet Convention kicks off in Pigeon Forge

National Quartet Convention kicks off in Pigeon Forge

Entertainment, Local News September 29, 2015 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The National Quartet Convention kicked off Sunday at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. The annual convention attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area last year and is expected to attract more this year. The convention, which features dozens of gospel quartets from across the nation,Read More

Gatlinburg brings home seven awards

Gatlinburg brings home seven awards

Entertainment, Local News September 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

By Alex Shelton International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the best promotional campaigns and events in the world at the 20th Annual Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards in Tucson, Arizona, held during IFEA’s 60th Anniversary Convention & Expo. Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau brought home awards inRead More